BRASILIA. Brazil will be self-sufficient in terms of natural gas production and will not depend on imports by 2011, according to the co...
BRASILIA. Brazil will be self-sufficient in terms of natural gas production and will not depend on imports by 2011, according to the country's minister of mines and energy Edison Lobão.
Petrobras has advised me that we will have enough natural gas production for the country's consumption by 2011," the minister told journalists after a pre-salt oil seminar in Brasilia. "We will not need to import it from Bolivia or elsewhere," he continued, adding that there were no plans to stop imports from Bolivia. Brazil imports around 30Mm3/y of Bolivian gas, according to the minister. "Importing gas from Bolivia is not a bad thing. It is good for us and even better for our neighbors that are selling their gas," Lobão said.
The minister said Brazil wants to see increased energy integration between South American countries. "We are working with our neighbors" he said.